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Grinch Fudge in a Jar Recipe

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Grinch Fudge in a Jar is a rich and creamy, spoonable fudge recipe that is easy to make and crazy delicious! It is the perfect single-serving dessert, and makes an adorable holiday gift.

A small white spoon holding green fudge in a jar topped with a red heart with four more jars in the background.

I made this batch “Grinch green” for the holidays, but you can make your spoon fudge any color that you like.

What is Spoon Fudge in a Jar?

It is a very soft version of white chocolate fudge that is poured into jars and served with a spoon for instant fudge gratification!

This Grinch version is served in 1.5 ounce mini glass jars, but you can choose any size that you like to fit your theme or occasion.

I also have a Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar recipe for a more traditional fudge recipe if you prefer.

What you will need:

Grinch Fudge in a Jar ingredients_ sugar, evaporated milk, corn syrup, chocolate, butter, salt, vanilla, coloring, and candy hearts.
  • Evaporated Milk is our creamy base. It is not the same as sweetened condensed milk, it must be evaporated milk.
  • Granulated Sugar to sweeten the fudge.
  • White Chocolate* – you can use white chocolate from the baking isle or colored candy melts. I used light green because I had some on hand.
  • Corn Syrup is used to add a nice sheen to the fudge. You can substitute clear agave nectar if you prefer.
  • Sea Salt is added to balance the sweetness, and clear vanilla is added to to create a base flavor. You can substitute peppermint or any other flavor that you prefer.
  • I used Electric Green gel coloring for my Christmas theme, but any color will work.
  • You can’t have a Grinch themed dessert without red hearts!!
Five tiny jars of green Christmas fudge topped with a red heart candy.

How to make spoon fudge:

Place the sugar, evaporated milk, corn syrup, chocolate, butter, and salt in a 2.5 quart sauce pan.

Milk, chocolate, sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a saucepan with a candy thermometer on the side.

Stir mixture over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved and the chocolate is melted.

Fudge mixture simmering in a saucepan.

Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally until mixture reaches 236 degrees, soft ball stage, and remove from heat.

Candy thermometer in a saucepan of bubbling fudge with red arrow and 236 degrees on the edge.

Let mixture sit WITHOUT stirring until it cools to lukewarm temperature.

Beat fudge with a hand mixer or wooden spoon until it loses its gloss.

Green food coloring added to the cooled fudge in a saucepan with beaters resting on the side.

Add food coloring and mix to thoroughly combine.

Grinch green fudge in a saucepan with a silicone spatula on the side.

Stir in the vanilla and carefully pour into jars. 

Green fudge poured into six tiny jars with tiny red hearts in the center.

Gently tap jars on work surface to remove air bubbles.

Grinch Spoon Fudge in a Jar with a red bow and tiny white spoon sitting in front of a stuffed Grinch doll.

Wrap each jar with a bow and small spoon, then watch your friends faces light up when you tell them what it is!

Recipe Notes & Tips:

  • Do not let your fudge sit for too long in the pan before pouring it into the jars, otherwise it will be too thick to pour. Carefully reheat over low heat to get it back to pourable if needed.
  • If you go past soft ball stage do not panic! Your fudge may end up a bit grainier and thicker, but it will still be delicious. Keep an eye on the temperature, and keep stirring to avoid any hot spots.
  • If the temperature does not increase steadily, check the temperature with an instant read thermometer.
  • Store fudge in a jar at room temperature for up to 4 weeks.

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A small white spoon holding green fudge in a jar topped with a red heart with three more jars in the background.

Grinch Fudge in a Jar Recipe

Grinch Fudge in a Jar is a rich and creamy, spoonable fudge recipe that makes the perfect single-serving dessert or adorable holiday gift.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spoon fudge in a jar recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • 2.5 quart saucepan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • .75 cup evaporated milk not sweetened condensed
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup or agave nectar
  • 2 ounces light green candy melts or white chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • .25 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 drops green gel coloring or more to reach desired color
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract or flavoring of your choice

Instructions

  • Place the sugar, evaporated milk, corn syrup, chocolate, butter, and salt in a 2.5 quart sauce pan.
  • Stir mixture over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved and the chocolate is melted.
  • Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally until mixture reaches 236 degrees, soft ball stage, and remove from heat. Let mixture sit WITHOUT stirring until it cools to lukewarm temperature.
  • Beat fudge with a hand mixer or wooden spoon until it loses its gloss. Add food coloring and mix to thoroughly combine.
  • Stir in the vanilla and carefully pour into jars. Gently tap jars on work surface to remove air bubbles.

Notes

  • Do not let your fudge sit for too long in the pan before pouring it into the jars, otherwise it will be too thick to pour. Carefully reheat over low heat to get it back to pourable if needed.
  • If you go past soft ball stage do not panic! Your fudge may end up a bit grainier and thicker, but it will still be delicious. Keep an eye on the temperature, and keep stirring to avoid any hot spots.
  • If the temperature does not increase steadily, check the temperature with an instant read thermometer.
  • Store fudge in a jar at room temperature for up to 4 weeks.
  • Wrap each jar with a bow and small spoon, then watch your friends faces light up when you tell them what it is!
  • If you do not have jars, pour fudge into a buttered, 8-inch pan. Cover tightly with plastic wrap.

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 60mg | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 116IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

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